Sunday 1 July 2012

St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - Teenage Kicks ....

.... Hi all!  Hope you've had a super day - the weather here has been just fabulous!!  It's time to tell you about this month's challenge at St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.  This month our theme is:

Teenage Kicks!!!

This means two things to me - I can make one of my favourite style cards (having a teenage boy I make a lot) and it's also the title of one of my favourite songs by The Undertones.  I'd forgotten how old it is though;  see the video link at the end of the post!!

I've made a card for my son Ben - he'll be arriving in Detroit next Saturday, and I'm really looking forward to seeing him.  This card is for him.  All the wonderful weather we've been having and the fabulous colours from this week's ColourQ - cQc143 challenge gave me the idea of a surfer dude card!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Basic Grey
Accessories:  Card from stash

It'll come as no surprise that I turned to my all time favourite teen set from Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy. The images in this set work perfectly for teen/male cards (they work for girls too).  I stamped the circles in pale yellow, added the graphic wave and combined two sentiments.  I then added some subtle spatter to the card.  I finished off by adding two cool surf boards.

Here's the colour graphic for this week's Colour Q challenge - it's so pretty!

Do check out the rest of the DT's cards, click on the links below:

We have a prize for the July winner - a £10 gift voucher from the ladies at The Ribbon Girl.  So get your creative juices flowing and play along with our Teenage Kicks theme.  I hope this month's challenge is more to your taste - our furry friends didn't get too many players!!

If you can spare your card you can donate it to St Luke's for Tara's fund raising events - do check out our Challenge blog for details of where to send your cards.

I look forward to seeing your creations - this is a fun challenge.  And here's the video I promised at the start of this post - The Undertones with Teenage Kicks:

That's all for now - see you later with my card for CR84FN57 - this week's challenge!


Tara Cardwell said...

I love that song too Deborah!

Your card, as always with that set, is magnificent! You certainly rock the teenage boy genre which is lucky for Ben!

Gibmiss said...

Hi deborah
Fabulous card .... Very trendy ....... Great take on the Challenge.....
Hugs sylvie xxx

Jean Martin said...

This is such a cool card Deb! :) Love your choice of colors! :)

Sue Lelli said...

This is the most PERFECT card for a teen ager! LOVE the surfboards!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Deborah, I love the wave! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card. Hope you are settling in nicely here in the US!

kingstonmama said...

I love your surfer dude card, Deborah. Perfect for the color palette and great for a teenage boy. Ann

Lynne said...

Well you`ve certainly embraced the spirit of both the US and teenage boys with this one Deborah. Love the wave and the sentiment is great.
Lynne xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

A very modern card for a teenager Deborah love the idea of the wave a great card


Sian Ridley said...

Good card, good stamp stamp and good tune! I didn't realise it was that old either?! It has stood the test of time :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Fabulous! I love the stylised wave and those brilliant surf boards. Vicky x

Jenny said...

Love that song too Deborah!! This is great for a teen, I love those iconic retro too :0)
Jenny x

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